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COLLIER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh-area brewery has purchased a former Cold War missile site to turn into their production facility.
Grist House Craft Brewery released a YouTube video and a website to showcase the project and the Collier Township property that dates back to 1957.
— Grist House (@GristHouse) January 2, 2019
According to the brewery, the building was one of 13 missile sites constructed around the Pittsburgh area during the Cold War. The site that the brewery is converting into their production facility is the 55,000-square foot Missile Command Center.
According to the brewery’s website, Pittsburgh was considered a likely target of a missile attack during the Cold War due to its involvement in the production of American steel.
The plans for the former Nike Missile Command Center include the brewery’s production facility, a large taproom, retail space and an extensive barrel aging program.
Although the company will slowly transition into its new home, they have no plans to leave their Millvale roots.